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LONG ISLAND'S HOME COURT ADVANTAGE!
  1. LuHi
  2. Westbury
  3. Hills East
  4. Chaminade
  5. Bay Shore
  6. Holy Trinity
  7. LWA
  8. Baldwin
  9. Smithtown W.
10. Uniondale
11. Southampton
12. St. Anthony's
13. Elmont
14. South Side
15. Brentwood
16. Syosset
FINAL 2016-17 
SWEET 16
COACHES POLL
NYC vs LI
As you probably know, we track the season series between the two regions annually, recording the results of all boys high school varsity games, and we're very proud to say that Long Island racked up another impressive win this past season to take their 9th straight victory in the series. Unfortunately, the season ended with LuHi's loss to Lincoln in the Federation Class AA State Championship Game, but it was an otherwise dominating +30 game margin by Long Island teams, an all-time record. By the way, one of the common myths about this series is that Long Island teams play down, and that's why we dominate. In fact, the opposite is true. If the match-ups aren't at the same level, which most are, then usually Long Island teams play up! Most often, it's our Class A teams playing NYC AAs. Yet we still win the series year after year! 
​"THE TIME IS ALWAYS RIGHT TO DO WHAT'S RIGHT"
 - Martin Luther King Jr.
OUR 2017 CHAMPIONS
LONG ISLAND
CLASS AA: Westbury
CLASS A: Southampton
CLASS B: Center Moriches
CLASS C: Stony Brook
CLASS D: Bridgehampton
NSCHSAA: Chaminade
Independant: LuHI
PSAA: LWA
NASSAU/Section 8
CLASS AA: Westbury
CLASS A: Elmont
CLASS B: Oyster Bay
CLASS C: East Rockaway
SUFFOLK/Section 11
OVERALL: Hills East
CLASS AA: Hills East
CLASS A: Southampton
CLASS B: Center Moriches
CLASS C: Stony Brook
CLASS D: Bridgehampton


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SWEET 16 REPORT
#5 Chaminade 79
#10 Holy Trinity 61
Chaminade was very impressive, cooling off a red hot Titans team. STORY LATER BOX 2/16

#14 St. Anthony's 70 Kellenberg 41
When the Friars play like this, it's hard to believe they've lost 7 games even with their tough non-league schedule. BOX
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#9 Knox 82
Martin Luther 47
The Falcons won the PSAA Championship easily as expected, advancing to NYSAIS Class C State Playoffs as one of the favorites. 2/15
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STATE RANKINGS
In the latest New York State rankings, a loss by Mt. Vernon moves LuHi into the #1 spot in Class AA, with Hills East in the #7 spot and Uniondale #10. In Class A, Garden City is #3, Amityville #5, and Chaminade #7. Center Moriches is in the #7 spot in Class B, and Greenport is #5 in Class C. This week's COMPLETE RANKINGS
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#5 Deer Park 71
#4 Bellport 56
  In a packed gym and classic big game atmosphere, the Clippers could do nothing right and the Falcons took full advantage, surging ahead to a big lead and Bellports horrendous foul shooting prevented them from sustaining any meaningful rally.  STORY BOX 2/10
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#12 Holy Trinity 71
#10 St. Anthony's 56
The Titans completed the season sweep of the Friars in impressive fashion and kept pace with Chaminade, both teams with only one league loss. Big time performance by Tyler Small, who finished with 34 points. BOX 2/9

#14 Central Islip 56
Northport 37
The Musketeers avenged their only league loss with a dominating performance, finishing 17-3 on the season. BOX 2/9

Longwood 56
#16 Brentwood 49
Suffolk League 1 has been fantastic this season, but you'd have to say Longwood has been the biggest surprise, creating a three way tie for first with the win. STORY BOX 2/9

#16 LWA 67
Far Rockaway 45
The PSAL Class A school was 17-0 coming into this game. 2/9
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#2 Hills East 76
#7 Smithtown West 57
The main event of the evening was a bit anti-climactic. The Bulls had given the Thunderbirds a good game at Hills East, and led at the half in this one on their home floor, but Hills exploded for 49 second half points to put the game away and complete an undefeated league season. STORY BOX 2/8 
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#13 Sewanhaka 55
Hewlett 52
The Indians completed their first ever undefeated league season and improved to 16-2 overall. BOX 2/7
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Copiague 52
#7 Smithtown West 45
For much of the season, Copiague just wasn't that good -  rare for one of those programs that is almost always good. But the Eagles have turned it around, winning 6 of their last 8 including this big upset and have qualified for the playoffs. A dangerous first round matchup! BOX 2/6 

#14 Central Islip 46
Walt Whitman 39
The first place Musketeers had their work cut out for them against the Wildcats. Not only was it a tough League 2 road game against a team fighting to make the playoffs, but it was the final home game for beloved Whitman Coach Tom Fitzgerald after 25 years at the school, guaranteeing a big and enthusiastic home crowd. 
STORY SHORTLY BOX 2/6

#9 Amityville 85
Bayport-Blue Point 60
The Warriors flexed their muscles once again, dominating a good BBP team and winning their 10th straight. BOX 2/6
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St. Francis Prep 66
#10 St. Anthony's 51
SFP is a solid team, but they have lost to both Holy Trinity and Amityville this season. The up and down Friars need to win games like this. 2/5
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#14 St. Anthony's 54
#4 Chaminade 47
The Friars had lost their last three big games, one of them at home, but Jon Harewood, who missed the road loss to Chaminade, came back from the flu to lead them to victory in this one, scoring a game high 23 points to get St. Anthony's back in the race in the NSCHSAA. STORY BOX 2/2

#8 Garden City 48
Elmont 44
The first place Trojans had to beat the defending champions on the road to stay undefeated, and after trailing by as many as 10 points, rallied late in front of a big Elmont crowd for the win. James Cashwell's baseline jumper and back to back steals and fast break baskets by Andrew DeSantis and Matt Granville gave Garden City the lead with 1:44 left and they held off the Spartans from there. BOX 2/2
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#1 LuHi 79
St. Raymonds 49
The Crusaders are on a roll now, registering their 10th consecutive victory with an impressive road win. 
Tyson Etienne led the way with 22 points, Donatas Kupsas had 17 points and 10 rebounds, and sophomore sensation Andre Curbelo 15 points, 13 rebounds, and 6 assists. LuHi is now the #2 ranked Class AA team in New York State, trailing only Mount Vernon. 2/1

#5 Bellport 82
Hills West 51
The Clippers get more impressive with every win, rolling over a good Colts team and improving to 17-0, one of only two undefeated teams left on Long Island. Bellport is now the 15th ranked Class AA team in New York State. BOX 2/1
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Brentwood 78
#16 Ward Melville 63
The Patriots were determined, despite playing without injured big man Alex Sobel, and rode the hot hand of Brendan Martin and the inside scoring of Ray Grabowski to take a 16-10 lead, but the young Brentwood team rallied, moving in front on a tough inside move by Zed Key and a fast break dunk by Bryce Harris and then they completely seized the momentum on lightning fast back to back threes by another sophomore, Romello Wright, pulling away from there for a 43-28 halftime lead and an impressive home win. Key led the balanced attack with 19 points and 10 rebounds while Robert Soto led WM with 15. The victory moves Brentwood into a first place tie with Longwood, who they face on the road 2/9 in their regular season finale. Sobel should be back in time for the playoffs. BOX 1/31
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#7 Smithtown West 54
North Babylon 52
The Bulls escaped with a road win, but they're not the first team to be tested by the Bulldogs. #6 Deer Park and #2 Hills East also had to pull out wins. North Bab big man Billy Muller presents matchup problems for most teams. BOX 1/30
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#5 Bellport 57
Roosevelt (PSAL) 53
A great game, a great atmosphere, and a big intersectional win for the Clippers on a neutral court against New York State's 10th ranked Class A team. 1/28
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#1 LuHi 76
Cardinal Hayes 57
Hayes got off to a good start, but the Crusaders pulled ahead in the second quarter and stayed there to win their first SNY Invitational title. Donatas Kupsas had a big game, finishing with 22 points and 12 rebounds and Tykei Greene added 21. STORY 1/27

#11 Holy Trinity 55
St Francis Prep 52
Solid win for the Class A Titans over a middle of the pack Class AA CHSAA school. BOX 1/27
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#1 LuHi 77
Archbishop Molloy 67 
Molloy was at full strength and gave the favored Crusaders a game, but LuHi did what few have done - shut down big man Moses Brown -  advancing to the championship game of the SNY Invitational. They will take on Cardinal Hayes, surprise winners over Hudson Catholic, New Jersey's #2 ranked team, at 4 pm today at the CCNY gym. 1/26
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#3 Uniondale 69
WHELS 54
The Knights continue to build momentum, taking down a good Washington Heights team from the PSAL. BOX 1/25

#6 Bellport 73
#5 Deer Park 58 OT
Jerrel White's dramatic putback at the buzzer tied it and it was all Bellport in OT. STORY BOX 1/25

Sachem East 59
#13 Brentwood 57
Big win for Sachem East. Brentwood's youngsters are struggling again. BOX 1/25
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#4 Chaminade 61
#12 St. Anthony's 41
The Flyers pulled away in the fourth quarter to remain undefeated in league play. BOX 1/23

#5 Deer Park 66
Hills West 55
The Colts led at the half in this classic League 4 rivalry, but the Falcons held them to 8 fourth quarter points. BOX 1/23
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#3 Hills East 90
#4 Chaminade 68
In one of the greatest big game performances in Long Island history, Savion Lewis blistered the excellent Flyer defense for 50 points, including 34 in the first half, to lead the Thunderbirds to a dominating wire wire victory. Just as remarkable was the Hills East team defense, which generated 15 first half turnovers and shut down the potent Chaminade attack. DETAILS LATER BOX 1/21
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#1 LuHi 72
Curtis 56
We sometimes take a win for granted when the Crusaders play local teams, but it should be noted here that Curtis appears to be Staten Island's best team this season and was 18-2 coming into this one. Tyson Etienne led the way with 26 points, Frankie Policelli added 14, and Tykei Greene 13 points.1/20
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#4 Chaminade 78
#12 Holy Trinity 72
The Titans gave them a heck of a fight, but the Flyers got the big road win. STORY BOX 1/19
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#5 Uniondale 68
#11 Syosset 52
With Zion Styles back in the line-up, the Knights are complete. They avenged their only loss of the season convincingly, and Styles had 23 points and 13 rebounds. Danny Ashley stuffed the stat sheet once again and was outstanding on defense as well. STORY BOX 1/17
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#4 Chaminade 82
#2 Knox 58
The Flyers overwhelmed the upstarts, who had built their reputation against some very good teams from off of Long Island, but were no match for one of Long Island’s best. STORY BOX 1/16

#3 Hills East 73
#7 Smithtown West 64​
It was a good back and forth battle, but the Tunderbirds picked up the big home win to take sole posession of first place in Suffolk League 3. STORY BOX 1/16

Northport 69
#15 Central Islip 66
Northport came into the game a bit of a mystery, having faced only one team with a winning record leading up to this big showdown, but mystery solved! They beat a very good team and are legit contenders in Suffolk League 2. STORY BOX 1/16
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#1 LuHi 85
Providence Day, NC 58
The Crusaders are starting to jell now, and rolled to an impressive win over a good out of state team. STORY 1/15

LWA 85
St. Raymond 78
The Tigers, who have not played as well as expected so far this season, might have turned the corner. STORY  1/15
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#12 Brentwood 46
Baldwin 42
The two teams played at a frenetic pace and the game swung wildly, but in the end, the young Indians prevailed behind a good second half from super sophomore Zed Key and a good game from fellow sophomore Alan Houston. STORY 1/13

#15 Central Islip 63 Elmont 56
Through three quarters the teams were neck-and neck; neither holding a lead of more than 5 points at any time, but Central Islip shot better, especially from three-point-range, and that proved to be the difference. Angel Jimenez provided a fourth quarter spark for the Musketeers. STORY 1/13

#6 Uniondale 84 Copiague 57
Host Uniondale avoided a clean Suffolk Sweep in this year’s Nassau-Suffolk Challenge, pulling away from the Eagles with a 28-10 second quarter for a convincing victory while improving to 9-1 on the season. Returning All-Long Island First Teamer Danny Ashley led the way with 22 points, 13 assists and 6 steals. STORY 1/13

#7 Deer Park 57
South Side 46
Deer Park came out like gangbusters, burying shots and forcing turnovers behind sophomore guards Malik Edmead and D’Andre Edwards and building leads of 15-0 and 24-5 in the first quarter and although South Side weathered the storm, the Falcons held them off the rest of the way to give Suffolk an early 2-0 lead at the Challenge. STORY 1/13
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Holy Trinity 57
#5 St. Anthony's 53
AJ Knight’s three-pointer with 20 seconds remaining capped off a Titan rally that carried them to a huge road victory over the favored Friars. Sophomore sensation Mike Sixsmith led all scorers with 18 points. 
BOX  1/12

#11 Amityville 87
Bayport-Blue Point 63
The Phantoms rallied to take a 1 point halftime lead and whip the hometown crowd into a frenzy, but it was all Warriors in the second half, ringing up 55 second half points to put away the challengers.  BOX 1/12

#13 Syosset 65 #14 Farmingdale 54
The Braves continue to surprise and impress, handing the Dalers their first loss of the season and taking sole possetion of first place in Nassau Conference 1AA. STORY BOX 1/12
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#3 Hills East 85
Smithtown East 64
Savion Lewis celebrated his nomination for a spot in the McDonald's Game with 41 points, 8 assists and 5 steals. BOX 1/11

#10 Garden City 47
Elmont 43
The Trojans won the big Nassau Class A showdown, building a big lead and then holding off a furious rally by the defending champions to remain a perfect 9-0 behind 23 points from Andrew DeSantis. STORY BOX 1/10
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#9 Bellport 79
 Hills West 74
I can guarantee you that the Clippers really enjoyed beating Hills West at Hills West. The Colts have ruled this league for years, with both Bellport and Deer Park constantly nipping at their heels, so it makes the win that much more special. Jarell White is amazing. He finished with 30 points, 10 rebounds, and 4 assists and puts up numbers like that every game, but what has Bellport undefeated is that he has help. Kyleim Robinson finished with 27 points and 8 rebounds and Teandre Roundtree handed out 8 assists. BOX 1/9

Patchogue-Med 64
#12 Brentwood 61
Suffolk League 1 is going to be a war this season, with four strong contenders knocking each other off, but to get one on the road is big and I can't remember the last time Brentwood lost a league home game. The Raiders improve to 10-1 on the season. BOX 1/9

#6 Uniondale 61
Massapequa 57
Massapequa brought their A game, but it wasn't enough. 
STORY BOX
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#14 Farmingdale 55
 Massapequa 40
The undefeated Class AA Dalers have made their way into the Sweet 16 despite a soft schedule. League rival Massapequa was a solid test, which they passed with flying colors, but they won't be seriously tested until January 12th, when they go on the road to Syosset. BOX 1/8
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St. Raymonds 82
 #2 Hills East 72
It's hard to say you feel sorry for Hills East. They've had so much success during the Savion Lewis era and seem destined to go upstate this season and compete for a State Championship - every players dream -  but it's a shame that they have had to play their biggest non-league games without the services of their starting center, who won't be back until later this month and was sorely missed against the big and athletic Ravens. None the less, it was a terrific game and a battle the whole way, with the Thunderbirds leading at the half and St. Ray's only taking full command in the final minutes. Savion Lewis, Long Island's leading scorer, led all scorers with 28 points and back-court mate Julien Crittendon had 21. 1/7 

Christ the King 74
#3 Chaminade 52
New York State's #1 ranked team completed a Long Island sweep, dominating the Flyers at home after knocking off LuHi on the road earlier in the season. The Royals have a very big, strong center that can do it all and seems destined to be a pro, plus an excellent supporting cast. We haven't seen a better team this year, but once all the new faces on the team jell, LuHi will give them a run for their money come playoff time. 1/7

 All Hallows 65
#7 Brentwood 60
When you have a team dominated by sophomores and freshmen, there are growing pains, and after building an impressive lead and looking like the dominant team you've heard about, the youngsters got rattled by the press and stopped doing the things that put them in front, much as they had against Hills East earlier in the season when they suffered another heart breaking loss. Brentwood sophomore center Zed Key was outstanding, showing off unstoppable low post skills, but didn't get the ball enough down the stretch. WARNING: You do not want to play this team come playoff time. 1/7

#8 Uniondale 50 Baldwin 38
One of Long Island's all-time great rivalries went to the Knights this season. Zion Styles, Uniondale's second leading scorer last season, broke it open with a third quarter scoring spree in just his third game back, and Danny Ashley stuffed the stat sheet with assists and steals to lead the way. 1/7
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#12 Knox School 76
St. Raymonds 75
The Suffolk County based Class C private school took a big jump up in class and they looked over their heads in the early going, trailing 21-9 at one point, but they regained their composure and settled in and Garang Kuot's fast break dunk cut the Ravens lead to 34-29 at the half. It looked like St. Rays would regroup and put the Falcons away in the second half, but they could not and Julian McGowen's fast break basket with just over 4 minutes to play brought Knox back within 4 and his rebound of a missed free throw made it a 2 point game with 2:51 remaining. McGowan  scored again, this time on the break to make it 71 all, but Omar Silverio responded, plunging down the lane through traffic to put the Ravens back on top at the 1:37 mark. It was back and forth now, and 6'10 Knox sophomore Josh Gray answered with a putback to tie it and then a jump ball possession arrow gave the Falcons the ball back. Deer Park native Brett Talbert seized the moment, hitting a runner from the right wing to give Knox the lead with 34 seconds left, but the CHSAA Class AA  power would not back down, attacking the basket and tying it again on Gary Grant's clutch free throws. Knox called time in the front court to set up the final play of regulation, and elected to get it to the 6'10 sophomore going to the basket. It looked like the perfect call, but the contested shot that seemed destined to find the bottom of the net rolled out at the buzzer and overtime loomed - but no! A foul had been called, sending the youngster to the line by himself with no time remaining and he did not hesitate, draining the pressure packed game winner in front of the surprised crowd 1/6

#1 LuHi 77
Sacred Heart, CT 58
The original opponent, Bishop McNamara from Maryland, could not make it through the weather, so unbeated Sacred Heart from Connecticut filled in
and the Crusaders were not gracious hosts, rolling over the Hearts behind 21 points and 10 rebounds from Donatas Kupsas. 1/6

Iona Prep 43
#4 St. Anthony's 41
It was a tight battle from start to finish between two evenly matched teams, but the Friars were in trouble after a bad turnover led to two free throws and a 6 point Iona lead with 2:08 remaining. A clutch three pointer by Corey Bernard from the right wing sliced the deficit in half, and they were still withing striking distance in the final seconds after the Gaels came up empty at the foul line, but the game tying putback rolled out at the buzzer.  1/6

Archbishop Molloy 93
 #5 Amityville 66
When Molly big man Moses Brown was on the bench getting a breather, the Warriors held their own, but they had no answer for the 7'2 forward when he was in the game, seemingly scoring at will, blocking shots, and pulling down rebounds. It was never a contest. Amityville's Josh Serrano showed his competitive spirit, battling all the way and finishing with 34 points. 1/6

#7 Brentwood 71
Ward Melville 54
Impressive win for the Indians and impressive performance by sophomore Zed Key against top senior big man Alex Sobel. BOX 1/6
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#4 St. Anthony's 70 Nazareth 58
The Friars took this prime time intersectional match-up, rallying out of an early hole to lead most of the way.  Nazareth came into the game the #3 ranked Class A team in New York State and already 2-0 against Long Island teams, but their excellent team defense couldn't contain St. Anthony's stars Tyrone Lyons and Jon Harewood, who asserted themselves with their aggressiveness and athleticism and found their teammates when the defense collapsed on them. 1/3

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CLASS AA FIRST ROUND
​Massapequa 45
Farmingdale 39
Host Farmingdale swept the season series but the Chiefs turned the tables, storming from behind with an 18-5 third quarter and holding off the Dalers from there. BOX

Port Washington 69
Valley Stream Central 55
The Vikings were impressive - in control most of the way to pick up their 4th straight win. BOX

Calhoun 78
East Meadow 63
Calhoun quietly picked up their 8th win in their last 9 to emerge as a dark horse in the playoffs. BOX

Oceanside 54
Hempstead 48
Watch out for Oceanside. They started out 4-1 but were up and down after that, losing to some very good teams and playing without super sophomore Jake Tavroff for a stretch, but they’re putting it together now, picking up their 4th win in their last 5. BOX
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CLASS A FIRST ROUND
Top Seeds Roll
Long Island's #8 ranked and Section 8's #1 seeded Garden City BOX, #11 ranked and 2 seeded Sewanhaka BOX, and 16th ranked and 3 seeded Floral Park BOX all lived up to their advance billing, racking up impressive wins to advance to the quarterfinals. 2/15

Elmont 50
South Side 41
South Side battled and stayed within striking distance, but the 4th seeded Spartans were the better team. BOX

Valley Stream South 69
Hewlett 63
A close, hard fought game won by higher seed. BOX 2/15

Great Neck South 60
Roslyn 45
The Rebels were impressive, rolling against their rivals in what was expected to be a tight game. STORY BOX 2/15

Friends Academy 51
 Roosevelt 47
Favored Roosevelt was shorthanded and rose to the occasion, but the Quakers rallied for the win. STORY BOX

Bethpage 70
Cold Spring Harbor 69 2OT
An 8/9 tournament matchup is usually a good one, and this year’s Section 8 Class A 8/9 matchup between Bethpage and host Cold Spring Harbor didn’t disappoint. The teams went back and forth with great intensity, taking turns with the lead through 4 regulation periods and two overtimes, and then after both had struggled from the line, two big free throws by Bora Soybas gave Bethpage a 6 point advantage with 1:48 remaining and that proved to be enough to hold off a late Cold Spring Harbor rally. MORE LATER.  BOX 2/15
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4 of 5 Favorites Advance
The seeds in the outbracket games all held up except the 16-17, and that couldn't have been closer. The most eye-catching win was Hewlett's win over Locust Valley. After a great start to the season, the Bulldogs finished it 2-5, but it looks like they might be back on track. SCORES AND BOXES 2/13

Needed A Win To Get In!
The following teams needed to win their last regular season game to qualify for the playoffs. 
Here are the results:
Bellmore beat Plainedge 58-35 BOX
Island Trees beat Clarke 72-35 BOX
​​South Side beat Carey 59-35 BOX
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Oyster Bay 62
Cold Spring Harbor 51
Oyster Bay closed out the regular season with 8 straight wins, avenging both of their losses to finish in a first place tie with Cold Spring Harbor in Conference ABC and 17-2 overall. BOX 2/8

Locust Valley 45
East Rockaway 38
Locust Valley had dropped two straight, but a clutch 45-38 win over East Rockaway got them into the playoffs. BOX  2/8
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Oyster Bay 66
Malverne 63
Two of Nassau's top Class B teams faced off and it was a good one, with the Baymen extending their winning steak to 7 games and ending Malverne's at 8! BOX 2/6

Baldwin 66
East Meadow 44
Often described as a down year for the Bruins after their slow start, they have improved to 11-0 in conference and Coach Darius Burton picked up his 300th career victory. A high seed in the playoffs awaits! BOX 2/6
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Portledge 67
Kennedy Catholic 61
The Class C PSAA team has some talented youngsters and has done well in league play, going 7-2 so far, but they haven't had much success with their beefed up non-league schedule . Put this one in the plus column. 8th grade phenom Zaire Baines, who is second on Long Island in scoring, had 41 points. He also had 30 in a loss to Hempstead. 2/5 
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LWA 63
Saunders 49
The Tigers are starting to get back into a groove and are knocking on the door of the Sweet 16 again, defeating a tough Section 1 team and fellow Class B power Sacred Heart before that. BOX 2/3
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South Side 46
Jericho 36
Two teams still hoping to make the playoffs faced off, and the Cyclones jumped out to a big lead and held off the Jayhawks behind 26 points and 10 rebounds from Ryan O'Shea. Brandon Weiss, who got Jericho back into the game after their slow start, finished with 15. BOX 2/2
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Malverne 61
Cold Spring Harbor 55
The Mules pulled within 1 game of first place CSH in Nassau Conference ABC and gained a split in the season series. They also set up a showdown at Oyster Bay on 2/6 in the battle for Nassau County Class B supremacy. BOX 2/1
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Great Neck South 60
Calhoun 48
It looked like first place GNS was going to blow the second place Colts out of the building, taking a 16-0 first quarter lead, but Calhoun rallied and it was a good game until the Rebels pulled away in the 4th quarter to take control in Nassau League AA3. GNS often goes somewhat under the radar as a Class A school playing in a AA conference, but they will be a formidable foe in the Class A playoffs, registering their 11th win in their last 13 games. BOX 1/31
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Westbury 69
Port Washington 58
The defending Long Island Class AA Champions lost a lot to graduation and have a new head coach this season, so it's understandable that they got off to a slow start, but the Green Dragons are putting it together now, improving to 7-2 in league play and have to be considered one of those teams to beware of come playoff time. BOX 1/29

Oyster Bay 61
East Rockaway 37
The best Class B team on Long Island? Don't overlook the Baymen. They improved to 12-2 and as one of only four Class B schools in Nassau, play up in most of their games. Big Class B showdown for them at home against Malverne 2/6 BOX 1/29
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Farmingdale 40
Massapequa 28
The Daler's were expected to struggle without super soph Marvel Chambers, who is out with an injury, but they are 2-1 and stepped up against their rival on the road to remain in third place in Nassau AA1. BOX 1/27
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Floral Park 81
Lynbrook 49
Believe or not, it was a 1 point game at the half, but the Knights exploded for 51 second half points to improve to 14-2 on the season. BOX 1/26

Valley Stream South 62
North Shore 43
At one point this season, VSS was 4-3, but they have reeled off 9 straight wins to improve to 13-3 and looking back, their losses were to 13-2 Sewanhaka, 14-1 Uniondale, and 14-0 Garden City and all three on the road. BOX 1/26
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Cold Spring Harbor 67
Seaford 49
The Seahawks picked up their 9th straight win and are alone in first place in Nassau Conference ABC, with a win over second place Malverne already under their belts. BOX 1/19
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Bethpage 61
Floral Park 55
The Golden Eagles lost by 20 at Floral Park back on December 18th, but they have only one home loss this season and came up with the big win to improve to 9-5 overall and 5-2 in conference. BOX 1/18

Sewanhaka 50
Roosevelt 39
The Indians swept the season series with the Roughriders and improved to an impressive 11-2 on the season. Their only losses are to #10 Amityville on the road and to Eagle Academy. BOX 1/18
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Floral Park 85
St. Mary's 67
When you lose a big game early in the season and at home, it takes some time to get back on the radar, but the Knights are back, improving to 10-1 with a very impressive win over a much improved St. Mary’s team. Their only loss was a heartbreaking 49-48 decision to #10 Garden City back on December 15th. Brian Fox, who scored his 1000th career point the other night, led Floral Park's potent attack with 28 points BOX 1/10

Jericho 44
South Side 35
Under the radar teams usually start the season with modest expectations, and that describes Jericho, but the  Jayhawks have one of those super sophomores in Brandon Weiss, and he and FRESHMAN Yaewon You led the way in this one with 15 points a piece, giving Jericho a surprising 6-2 record. They have their work cut out for them this weekend, taking on 10th ranked Garden City on Friday and 8th ranked Smithtown West in the Nassau/Suffolk Challenge this Saturday at Uniondale HS. BOX 1/10
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Holy Trinity 58
LWA 54
Tyler Callaghan was my MVP. Generously listed at 6'2, he, with the swarming help of his teammates, tenaciously battled imposing 6'10 big man Aidan Igiehon in the post, and the Titans invited the rest of the Lions to beat them. They almost did, with Tyler St. Furcy spearheading a rally that got LWA back into the game and out in front, but Tyler Smalls and sophomore sensation Mike Sixsmith provided the scoring punch needed to carry Holy Trinity to the impressive win. The Titans are unbeaten since Smalls returned from an injury. BOX 1/7
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Holy Cross 58
St. Mary's 45
The Gaels looked like they would hold their own against the CHSAA Class AA school in the early going but a rash of turnovers put them in a 14 point hole at halftime and they never fully recovered. 1/6
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Floral Park 69
Lynbrook 47
STORY BOX 1/3
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Floral Park 62
Massapequa 61
Jason Incantalupo blocked the potential game winning shot with seconds remaining and the Knights held on for the dramatic road win and tournament championship. Frank Phelan led all scorers with 26 points and added 8 assists, Brian Fox had 16 points and Incantalupo pulled down 11 rebounds. Kevin Voigt finished with 20 points for the Chiefs. BOX 12/29
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Oyster Bay 61
North Shore 41
The Class B Baymen are now 7-0 with an 18 point average margin of victory. 12/28 BOX 
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Lynbrook 63
Lawrence 50
Lynbrook has not had a strong basketball program in recent years, but after going 2-17 the previous season, last year's team was an impressive 14-5, and with the win, this year's team improves to 5-1. John Donaldson led the way in this one, finishing with 19 points, and Ryan Blondo added 9 points and 11 rebounds. Keaton Goldsby had a game high 22 for Lawrence. BOX 12/21 

Farmingdale 58 
Freeport 50
Farmingdale is now 4-0 and unbeaten Class AA teams get more and more attention the further the season progresses, but the Dalers are still waiting for that first signature win. Sophomore sensation Marvel Chambers led the way once again with 26 points, 5 assists and 7 steals and Antonio Smikle Jr. had a big game too with 20 points and 10 rebounds. Talique Jackson led Freeport with 20 points. BOX 12/19
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St. Mary's 63
Bishop Kearney 55
Big win for the Gaels against traditional upstate power. More later. 12/15

Malverne 78
Great Neck North 56
It's been some time since traditional Long Island Class B power Malverne has had a serious contender, but it looks like this year's squad might fit the bill, their only loss so far a close one to Class A contender Roosevelt. Michael James and Makhia Effs led the way, James with 22 points and 8 assists and Effs with 18 points. Michael Warren added 12 points and Elliot Edwards 11. Eric Shirian led North with 15 points. BOX 12/14
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St. Dominic 61
MacArthur 42
The Bayhawks handed the Generals their first loss of the season behind Darien Matthew, who scored 19 points, Rob Rossiter, who had 12, and Avery Lauron with 11. Mike Manfredo had 14 for MacArthur. BOX 12/13
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Floral Park 69
Freeport 36
This had to be one of the most eye-catching scores of the day. How about Floral Park 3-0 with a 24 point average victory margin? BOX 12/12
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​Valley Stream Central 45
Oceanside 40
Valley Stream Central is quietly building their resume, improving to 3-0 with a road win over a solid Oceanside team. Darin Sisco led the balanced attack with 11 points and Ryan Germosen finished with 6 points and 11 rebounds. Ryan Powers led Oceanside with 11 points and Jake Tavroff and Jake Lazarro both had 10. 12/9

Floral Park 73
North Shore 53
Floral Park is another team demanding attention, with a dynamic duo of Frankie Phelan, who is averaging 21 points and 10 assists so far, and Jayson Delgado, who is scoring at a 20.5 ppg clip. Phelan had 24 in this one and Delgado 23. Liam Kunkel led North Shore with 21 points.12/9

Valley Stream South 72
 Cold Spring Harbor 71
In a confrontation between two Section 8 Class A contenders, Brandon Gosley's layup at the buzzer gave VSS their first lead of the game and the big road win. He finished with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Aaron Davis led South with 22 points and he racked up 11 assists, Corey Powell had 18 points and Matt Benavides 15. Thomas Milana led CSH with 19, Aidan Adomaites added 17 and Jack Vavassis 10. 12/9
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Farmingdale 65
Calhoun 30
Put Farmingdale into the mix in Nassau AA. The Dalers rolled over the Colts with a 30-8 third quarter explosion, with Marvel Chambers, who finished with 17, Marc Conigliario, who added 14 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists, and Antonio Smikle Jr, who had 12 points, leading the way. Corey Jones finished with 16 for Calhoun and Jalen Rosemond with 10. 12/7
SUFFOLK COUNTY
DAILY SCHEDULES  GAME PREVIEWS
CLASS AA PLAYOFF BRACKET
CLASS A PLAYOFF BRACKET
CLASS B PLAYOFF BRACKET
CLASS C PLAYOFF BRACKET
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CLASS A FIRST ROUND
#8 Amityville 91
Southampton 61
The Warriors are at the top of their game right now, rolling past the defending champions. BOX 

Kings Park 76
Bayport-Blue Point 73 OT
The last time Kings Park played for a Section 11 Class A Championship, they had to get by BBP and then Amityville. They cleared the first hurdle, staging a dramatic comeback capped off by Zach Wolf's floater at the buzzer that sent the game into overtime, and now the big one, 20-1 #1 seed Amityville at Amityville. BOX STORY SOON 2/16

Westhampton 54
John Glenn 51
The Hurricanes are using a tried and true recipe for playoff success - a talented senior laden squad, and continue to build on their 18-2 regular season, eliminating a tough John Glenn squad to advance. BOX 2/16

Harborfields 60
East Islip 56 OT
Harborfields has a great basketball tradition, and the current squad is determined to live up to it, winning a tough playoff road game to advance to the semifinals. BOX 2/16
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Westhampton 62
Harborfields 57
The Hurricanes held off a hot team and clinched first place in Suffolk League 5. BOX 2/12

East Hampton 57
Kings Park 43
The Bonackers led wire to wire, clinching a playoff spot and handing the Kingsmen their first home loss of the season. BOX 2/12
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Ward Melville 64
Sachem East 51
Sachem East’s inspired run to the playoffs, which included upset wins over Brentwood, Longwood, and Pat-Med and brought them within one game of qualifying, ended at the hands of the Patriots, who trailed at the half but rallied and pulled away in an exciting season finale for both teams. Trevor Cronin was the star, leading the Ward Melville rally with 16 second half points and Robert Soto also had a big second half with 10 points. The win pulled the Patriots into a three way tie with Longwood and Brentwood for first place in Suffolk League 1 - the only appropriate finish to a dog fight of a season in Long Island’s most competitive league. The game also marked the return of Ward Melville big man Alex Sobel from injury. He showed some signs of rust but had a big impact, blocking shots and dominating the boards whenever he was on the floor. BOX 2/9

Hills West 85
Comsewogue 80 OT
Facing elimination, Comsewogue rallied valiantly but fell to the Colts in overtime. BOX  2/8
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Greenport 100
Southold 50
The 11th straight win for the Porters. The 5th ranked Class C team in New York State improved to 17-2.
BOX 2/7
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Sachem East 54
Longwood 49
The Flaming Arrows registered their third straight upset, knocking the Lions out of first place. BOX 2/2
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Kings Park 67
Westhampton 55
We've said it before! Kings Park has a nice team, handing the Hurricanes only their second loss of the season to improve to 14-3 and 9-0 at home. BOX 1/31
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Sachem East 57
Patchogue-Medford 43
Impressive back to back wins over Brentwood and Pat-Med and East still might not make the playoffs. They have to win their last three, and will take on the two other Suffolk League 1 contenders - Longwood and Ward Melville - and always tough Commack. BOX 1/30
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Harborfields 62
East Islip 39
 A big surprise. EI was unbeaten in Class A and knocking on the door of the Sweet 16, they were at home, and already had a win over the Green Tornadoes on the road. Harborfields winners in 4 of their last 5. BOX 1/27
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Center Moriches 84
Babylon 80
The Panthers stayed within striking distance the whole way, but CM removed all doubt as to who the best Class B team in Suffolk is, if there ever was any. DETAILS LATER  BOX 1/26
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Center Moriches 102
Mattituck 44
Mattituck was 11-3 coming into the game, but few Class B schools can play with the Red Devils, who are the #8 ranked Class B team in New York State right now. BOX 1/24
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Hills West 62
Northport 50
In a battle between two teams knocking on the door of the Sweet 16, the Colts pulled away in the second half led by Derek Brower Jr., who finished with 21 points. Details later BOX 1/21
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Bridgehampton 46
Shelter Island 44
After opening the season with 6 consecutive losses, the Killer Bees have righted the ship, winning 4 out of their last 5. BOX 1/19 
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Longwood 55
Patchogue-Medford 49
Who would have guessed that Longwood would be the only undefeated team left in Suffolk League 1? The Lions rallied past tough Pat-Med on the road, with Jarnel Rancy’s tip-in proving to be the game-winner, and are by themselves in first place. BOX 1/12
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Bayport-Blue Point 84
John Glenn 57
The stage is set for Suffolk County's big Class A showdown today. BBP threw three 20 point scorers at Glenn, and they have others capable of putting up 20, and now they host mighty Amityville, Long Island's 11th ranked team, today at 4:30 PM. BOX 1/11
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Center Moriches 78
Babylon 60
CM is one of those teams that has the grit and talent to play with anyone, but the Panthers made it clear they aren’t to be taken lightly, jumping out to an early lead on the road and trailing by only 2 at the half. The New York State ranked Red Devils responded with a 25-12 third quarter to take command and rolled from there. Tyiquon Nix led the way with 19 points and David Falco added 15 points and 10 rebounds. Sean Braithwaite just missed a triple-double with 12 points, 15 rebounds, and 8 assists. Aidan LaRock led Babylon with 16 points. 1/10
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East Islip 58
Kings Park 47
The Redmen jumped out to a quick lead and beat a very good Kings Park team with a nice balanced attack. They remain undefeated in Class A, their only losses coming to three strong Class AA teams - #9 Bellport, #16 Central Islip, and 9-3 Hills West and all on the road. BOX 1/9

Bayport-Blue Point 87
 Southampton 80 OT
A big road win for the Phantoms, led by another one of those super sophomores, Pierce Prendergast, and avenging a home loss to the defending champions
BOX  1/9
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Central Islip 87
Connetquot 55
Hopes were high after the T-Birds handed Northport their first loss, but the Musketeers brought them back to earth, rolling to the impressive home win. BOX  1/6
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Connetquot 61
Northport 59 OT
Seth Goumba's jumper at the buzzer gave host Connetquot the dramatic win over the previously unbeaten Tigers. Goumba led all scorers with 18 points and added 8 rebounds and 5 assists. Taylor Stepanek also had a big game, finishing with 17 points and 13 rebounds. Parker Pierce and Sean Walsh both had 13 points for Northport.  BOX 1/2

East Islip 75
Westhampton 55
The Redmen, down from Class AA to Class A this season, are 5-0 against Class A foes and handed the Hurricanes their first loss of the season. They also have a 67-55 win over Harborfields at Harborfields. Jordan Mosely, one of Long Island's leading scorers, led the way with 22 points, Greg Cassiano had 18, and Joseph Cassiano 10. Jake Gaudiello, another one of Long Island's leading scorers, led Westhampton with 28 points. MORE BOX 1/2
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Westhampton 65
Hampton Bays 56
The Hurricanes are now 8-0. The senior dominated team was led by Jake Gaudiello, who finished with 27 points and 9 assists, and Nolan Quinlan, who had 17 points and 12 rebounds. Simon Brathwaite added 11 points. Lucas Brown had 22 for Hampton Bays. 12/28 BOX
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Kings Park 70
Lynbrook 57
Both teams came into the game with just 1 loss, but the Kingsmen's balanced attack was too much for the Owls to handle, taking command with a 22-9 second quarter. Andrew Bianco led the way with 16 points and 12 rebounds, Zach Wolf finished with 15 points, Brendan Kehoe with 13, and Jack Garside had 11 points and 5 assists. Ryan Blondo, who sparked a third quarter rally to get the lead down to single digits, led all scorers with 20 points for Lynbrook.   BOX MORE LATER 12/27
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Greenport 86
Center Moriches 74
Greenport, who along with Bridgehampton was one of New York State's dominant Class D programs, is now flexing its muscles in Class C. They picked up a huge home win over a very good team - arguably Long Island's best Class B team, and they were led of course by super sophomore Ahkee Anderson, who finished with 27 points and 13 assists. The key to their success, however, is that they are not a one-man show. Tyrus Smiley added 21 points and 8 rebounds, and Julian Swann 17 points and 8 rebounds. Troy Goode led CM with 21 points and Sean Braithwaite had 18. BOX 12/22
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Longwood 52
Ward Melville 37
The Lions, who trailed by 2 at the half, dominated the second half for the big Suffolk League 1 home win. League 1 is shaping up as Long Island's top conference this season. The Whittys combined for 33 points to lead the way for Longwood while top big man Alex Sobel finished with 21 for the Patriots. BOX 12/21

Westhampton 73
Kings Park 68
Two legit Class A contenders and the senior dominated Hurricanes prevailed, holding off a Kingsmen fourth quarter rally at home to improve to 6-0 and hand Kings Park their first loss. Jake Gaudiello had another big game, finishing with 34 points, Nolan Quinlan had 16, and Simon Brathwaite 10. Andrew Bianco led Kings Park with 25 points. BOX 12/21
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Ward Melville 65
Patchogue-Medford 48
This was a match-up between two good teams with talented big men, and the Patriots won it hands down, taking command with a 21-8 second quarter to hand the Raiders their first loss of the season. Ray Grabowski led the way with 18 points and Alex Sobel dominated the big man showdown with 17 points, 11 rebounds, 4 assists, and 7 blocks. Brendan Martin added 16 points and 6 assists. For Pat-Med, Brian Dellecave and Noah Stevenson both finished with 12 points. BOX 12/19

Kings Park 70 Sayville 44
As the process continues to find the teams that will challenge favorite Amityville in Suffolk Class A, the Kingsmen continue to roll, improving to 6-0 behind a balanced attack led by Brendan Kehoe, who finished with 14 points, Andrew Bianco and Zach Wolf, who both had 12 and Bianco added 11 rebounds, and Matt LaCascia, who had 11. Joey Mas led Sayville with 11 points. BOX 12/19
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Nazareth 71
Center Moriches 69 OT
Center Moriches stepped up to take on the 7th ranked Class A team in New York State and had them on the ropes the whole game, but the upset slipped from their grasp in overtime. Sean Braithwaite was big time, hitting big shot after big shot and finishing with 27 points, 9 rebounds, and 5 assists. FULL STORY LATER 12/16

Knox School 82
Hempstead 53
BY CHIS PALERMO
The Knox School used height and a stifling defense to take an early lead against Hempstead that never dwindled. The defense pilfered 23 steals from Hempstead, who struggled from the field, as well (shooting 35 perecnt). Knox built a 43-24 lead by the half, and closed strongly, as well; with a 21-7 fourth quarter. Josh Gray – 6’10 – grabbed 15 rebounds for The Knox School, to go along with 11 points. Quinton Williams scored 19 for Knox an Khallyn LaFond added 16. Brett Talbert chipped in with 14 and led the team with 6 steals. For Hempstead, Devin Dobson was a force down low, with 19 points and 9 boards; and Deshawn Meadors had 12 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. 12/16
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Babylon 65
Greenport 50
Class B Babylon improves to 5-0, beating Long Island's top rated Class C team. BOX 12/15
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East Islip 67
Harborfields 55
East Islip confirmed their contender status with a tough road win over the Green Tornadoes. Jordan Mosley led a balanced attack with 19 points. BOX DETAILS LATER 12/14
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Greenport 72
Stony Brook 49
Can anyone challenge the Porters in Suffolk League 8? In Class C? Super sophomore Ahkee Anderson had 25 points, 9 rebounds, and 6 assists, Julian Swann 18 points, 13 rebounds, and 5 blocks and Jaxan Swann 11 points. James Toney led Stony Brook with 18. BOX 12/13
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Kings Park 77
Harborfields 60
Upset? A Harborfields loss is always news, but Kings Park is now 3-0 with an average victory margin of 22 points. BOX 12/12
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Knox School 86
Green Tech 81
The Knox School launched their successful prep program a few years ago and now they are beefing up their high school program, and with impressive results, defeating a strong Class AA program from upstate. 
MORE LATER 12/10
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​#2 Hills East 73
#6 Brentwood 69
It was another highly anticipated early season match-up at the new Coaches vs Cancer Showcase, and it lived up to its advance billing, with sophomore dominated Brentwood looking very impressive while building a big second quarter lead and senior-dominated Hills East rallying in the second half on another incredible performance by Savion Lewis, who finished with 37 points to lead the Thunderbirds to the dramatic come from behind victory. It was the season opener for Hills East and they jumped out to a quick 8-2 lead on back to back jumpers by Kenny Mathurin and Lewis. Brentwood responded with a Zed Key foul line jumper and took the lead on a left-wing 3 pointer by Josh Jenkins, but Julien Crittendon answered with a three from the left wing and then a steal and fast break basket and a three point play by Lewis made it 16-10 Hills. Brentwood closed out the quarter on a run, with Julian Almonte's right wing three cutting it to 16-13 and then Key’s back to back baskets, the second a resounding dunk right before the buzzer, gave the Indians a 19-18 lead with one quarter complete. They carried the momentum into the second quarter, going up 31-22 on back to back three pointers by Lazo and Jenkins and then Lazo hit a nice floater from just inside the foul line and added two free throws to bump the lead to 12. Jordan Riley's back to back baskets made it 42-28, and Tyrell Anderson closed out the half by cutting across the lane from the right wing and hitting a floater to give Brentwood a surprising 45-30 advantage at intermission. It looked like more of the same as the third quarter got underway, with Lazo knocking down a left wing three pointer for an 18 point lead, but Crittendon scored back to back fast break baskets and you could feel the momentum starting to change. The teams traded baskets down to the 2:08 mark, when back to back baskets by Nero-Clark made it an 11 point game, and then Lewis sliced through traffic and scored and scored again on the break and it was 56-49 at the third quarter buzzer. Lazo opened the fourth quarter with another three pointer, good for a 10 point Brentwood lead, but after a Hills free throw brought them within 9, Lewis took over, going on an incredible one man run, scoring 10 points over a 2 minute span to give the Thunderbirds a 1 point lead with 4:41 to play. The young and talented Indians tried to regroup, with Bryce Harris retaking the lead on a basket from underneath, but Mathurin answered with a nice basket off a pick and roll and then he scored from underneath back to back and Nero-Clark added a putback to make it 68-61 Hills with 2:02 remaining. Harris kept hopes alive with a putback at the 1:44 mark, and Lazo’s fast break basket made it a 3 point game with 1:22 showing but Elijah Morrison’s big right wing three and a fast break basket by Lewis made it 73-65 with only 22 seconds to play. Game over. Crittenden finished with 11 points for Hills East, Lazo led Brentwood with 19, Jenkins had 13, Key 12 and Harris 11. Lewis is already putting together a dream season after just one game. He not only scored 37, handed out 8 assists, and had 4 steals in this one, but also scored his 1000th career point and had his 100th career steal. Add to that Nike/IS8 Player of The Year Honors and Alzheimers Game MVP honors earlier this fall and you’d have to say he’s off to a pretty good start. 12/9

Patchogue-Medford 66
Copiague 64
Copiague has a nice team and had their share of Sweet 16 votes in the last poll, but Pat-Med is off to an impressive 4-0 start and held off the surging Eagles in another good Coaches vs Cancer Showcase matchup. Brian Dellecave iced the hard fought game at the line, but the Raiders imposing front line did most of the damage before that, with Nathaniel Ormond registering another big game with 26 points and 10 rebounds and Noah Stevenson adding 11 points, 7 rebounds and an astounding 8 blocks. Michael Snowden led all scorers with 27 points for Copaige and Keenon White added 14. 12/9
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Stony Brook 53
 Kew Forest 45
In a rare PSAA vs Section XI matchup, the Bears defeated the Queens based school behind 19 point from Emil Vaughn and 14 points and 12 rebounds from James Toney to improve to 4-0 on the season. 12/8
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Westhampton 68
Hauppauge 34
The Hurricanes improved to 3-0 with a convincing win. Jake Gaudiello gets more impressive with every game, recording 19 points and 12 assists, and Simon Brathwaite added 14 points and Nolan Quinlan 12 rebounds. Eric San Filippo led Hauppauge with 13 points. 12/7 
Hofstra Long Island Champions!
Long Island's two Division 1 college basketball teams faced off, and the Pride held off the Seawolves 84-81 on the road behind 33 points from Justin Wright-Foreman and 19 points from Desure Buie. STORY 12/12

Nassau CC 92
Suffolk CC 89
Nassau Community College handed Suffolk Community College its first loss of the season, holding off the Sharks to improve to 11-2. Elmont's Jalen Burgess and Freeport's Cameron Winston led 5 Lions in double figures. Burgess finished with 23 points, 8 rebounds, and 2 steals, and Winston with 22 points, 11 rebounds, and 5 assists.  Suffolk falls to 11-1. BOX 12/12

Long Island Over Texas
The Long Island Nets improved to 10-5 on the season with a 124-112 win over the Texas Legends - G League affiliate of the Dallas Mavericks. The Nets remain a game behind the Westchester Knicks in the Atlantic Division. Former Stony Brook star Jameel Warney had 27 points and 14 rebounds for Dallas. 12/11

Hofstra Tops Rider
Freshman Jalen Ray drained a three-pointer with 4:51 left to play to give Hofstra the lead and ignite a 9-0 run that would carry the Pride to a big 88-82 road win. Justin Wright-Foreman poured in a season-high 30 points and sophomore Eli Pemberton added a career-best 28 points as Hofstra improved to 6-3 overall. 12/9

MILESTONES
Savion Lewis continued his incredible season, scoring 40 points, including the 1,500th of his career, in a Hills East win over Huntington. It's his fifth 40+ game of the season ........ Malverne state championship Coach Darrol Lopez, who led the Mules to seven Nassau County Championships over an eight  year span and is contending for another county title this season, picked up the 250th win of his career...... In what seems like the blink of an eye, Chaminade head coach Robert Paul registered his 100th career victory and has his Flyers contending for their third NSCHSAA Championship in the last four years....

Nets Back To Back!
The Long Island Nets are having a terrific first season here on Long Island at the newly remodeled Coliseum, but after moving into first place back on December 21st, they hit a rough patch which included two losses to the archrival Westchester Knicks. Long Island is back to its winning ways, registering dramatic back to back victories over Delaware and Lakeland to pull within a game of the second place Raptors. In the Delaware game, former Lincoln and Seton Hall star Isaiah Whitehead hit a floater from the lane in the final seconds for the big road win, and then Long Island returned home the next night to face Hicksville's John Petrucelli and Lakeland, and held off Orlando's G-League team behind a big game from rising star Milton Doyle, who finished with 23 points. Petrucelli played well in limited minutes, shooting 50% from the field and finishing with 8 points. 1/20

Hofstra In 1st!
Hofstra 90 Delaware 63
The Blue Hens came into the game on a three-game winning streak, but the host Pride overwhelmed the visitors with four double-digit scorers and a 55 percent shooting percentage and are now tied with William & Mary and Northeastern for first place in the CAA. Looking forward, Hofstra has only home games remaining against the two co-leaders, so a #1 seed in the championship tournament is a real possibility. STORY BOX 1/18

Suffolk Takes Nassau/Suffolk Challenge
Host Uniondale prevented a Suffolk sweep at this year's showcase. STORIES  1/13

Nets Slide Continues
Oklahoma City 121
Long Island 110
Long Island's team moved into first place back on  December 21st with a come from behind road win over Fort Wayne, but since losing their much anticipated first place showdown with the arch rival Westchester Knicks on December 29th, they have lost four straight, the last two neutral site games at the big G-League Showcase this past week up in Canada. Next up, a rematch with the Knicks in Westchester next Wednesday. They won't be home again until they host Maine on January 23rd.  1/12

Hofstra 76
Towson 73
Freshman Jalen Ray drained the game-winning three-pointer at the buzzer as the Pride impressively rallied from a 10 point deficit to pick up a big conference road win. 1/11 STORY

Long Island's McDonalds All-American Nomi​nees
We're very pleased and proud to announce that Savion Lewis and Donatas Kupsas have both been recognized as among the finest high school basketball players in the country by receiving McDonald's All-American nominations. They are now among a select group of players from which the participants in the 2018 McDonald's All-American Game will be chosen. Our enthusiastic congratulations to both on this great honor!

1,000 For Fox!
Brian Fox of Floral Park hit a 3 pointer in the 3rd quarter against Lawrence to record his 1000th career point. Brian finished with 17 to lead Floral Park to a 84 – 60 win, bringing their record to 9 – 1. 1/6

​Stony Brook 63
Hartford 61
Tyrell Sturdivant knocked down a clutch three pointer in the final seconds to give the Seawolves a big league road win. STORY 1/6

​NYC vs LI Update
Long Island has won the season series between boys high school varsity teams for 10 straight years now, but New York City teams closed out December with a 10-3 run, topped off by Inwood Academy's win over Kellenberg, to take a two game lead and only wins by Amityville over St. Francis Prep and Holy Trinity over St. Edmund's Prep later that same day enabled Long Island to tie this season's series through 12/31.

Hofstra 71
Northeastern 70
The Pride picked up their first conference win, and on the road against Port Jefferson grad Bill Coen's team. STORY BOX SCORE

1,000 For DeSantis
Andrew DeSantis scored the 1,000th point of his career on a free throw in the second quarter and finished with 19 points to lead #12 Garden City to a 63-57 victory over Calhoun. 

Westchester Knicks 104
Long Island Nets 92
A good crowd and a good game in this NBA G-League first place showdown, but the Knicks pulled away down the stretch after a big Nets rally. STORY

Stony Brook 75
Rutgers 73 OT
In perhaps the biggest regular season win in program history, the Seawolves trailed by 5 with 10 seconds remaining, but Tyrell Sturdivant drove down the lane and dunked and Jaron Cornish stole the ball and knocked down a three-pointer to send the game into overtime, where a Jakub Petras jumper at the buzzer gave them a heart-stopping road victory over the Big 10 school and former coach Steve Pikiell. BOX 12/22

Long Island 120
Fort Wayne 117
​NETS RALLY, MOVE INTO FIRST!
Long Island won their 9th game in their last 11, digging out of a first-half hole to move into first place, percentage points ahead of Westchester, the G-League affiliate of the New York Knicks. Former Chicago-Loyola star Milton Doyle, who just signed a two-way contract with the parent Brooklyn club, led the way with 30 points, U. Miami's Kamari Murphy added 15 points, and former Seton Hall and Lincoln star Isaiah Whitehead 13. FULL COVERAGE
THE AAU DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIPS!
Starting in May, the best travel teams from the New York City Metropolitan Area - in every age group - converge to compete for a chance to represent the New York Metropolitan District at the AAU National Championships!
SCHEDULES

UNBEATEN TEAMS
CLASS AA: Bellport 17-0
CLASS A: Garden City 16-0
MILESTONES
Two of Long Island's all-time greatest coaches, who are both famous for putting championship caliber teams out on the floor year after year, both reached big milestones this season. Uniondale Coach Tom Diana registered his 350th career victory and has this year's squad at 17-1 and Baldwin Coach Darius Burton registered his 300th career victory and has his team undefeated in league play........ Amityville's Josh Serrano scored his 1500th career point this season and has led his Warriors to an 18-1 record so far....... Bellport's Jarrell White picked up his 1000th career point and his Clippers are 17-0 so far this season. We don't know his career rebounding total, but it has to be equally impressive...... Matt Johnson won the 100th game of his varsity coaching career and has his Valley Stream South squad at 15-3 this season and on their way to their 6th consecutive playoff appearance. 2/7

Very Sad Times
Sad to report that three Long Island basketball icons have passed away in just the last week. The most recent long time Deer Park coach John Scanlon, then before that Suffolk County basketball fixture Doc Farrell and former Babylon star Brian Vickers. There will be a ceremony for Brian February 9th from 6 to 8 pm at the First Baptist Church in Bay Shore. 2/1
It seems inevitable that New York City boys varsity basketball teams will eventually break through and win a season series against Long Island after losing 10 straight, and it was beginning to look like this might be the year after the City reeled off 5 straight wins in early January to take a rare series lead, but Long Island teams closed out the month on a run, with Kellenberg’s win over St. John’s Prep, Holy Trinity’s win over St. Francis Prep, LuHi’s win over Cardinal Hayes, and Bellports win over Roosevelt of the PSAL carrying Long Island to a solid 8 game lead through January.  
NYSPHSAA Long Island Regional Championships
 The games between Section 8 and Section 11 teams in the NYSPHSAA State Basketball Tournament have always been considered Long Island Championship Games to us, but officially, they were Regional Semifinals or Regional Finals, and no championship trophies were awarded and no MVPs named or All-Tournament Teams selected.
That all changes this year. LongIslandBasketball.com, in conjunction with Sections 8 and 11, will recognize the winners as Long Island Champions and present awards at the conclusion of the Championship games. We are honored and excited to be part of it! The gyms are always packed and the atmosphere electric, so make sure you get to the games early so you can enjoy Long Island Championship Basketball one last time before our winners head upstate in pursuit of a New York State Championship! See you there!  SCHEDULE

FINAL REGULAR SEASON STANDINGS

2018 LONG ISLAND SNEAKER SHOW!
There will be a big Sneaker Show Friday, March 2nd at the Nassau Coliseum and Kickstradomis will demonstrate the process of creating a custom designed shoe at the show. The show begins at 4 PM and each ticket entitles you to free admission to the Long Island Nets basketball game that follows. Long Island's pro basketball team is having a terrific inaugural season at the Coliseum, currently in third place and only 4 games out of first in the Atlantic Division of the NBA's G-League. TICKETS